Short Communication

Archives of Women's Mental Health

, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 435-439

Bio-socio-demographic factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder in a sample of postpartum Brazilian women

  • Carla Fonseca ZambaldiAffiliated withPsychiatric of Neuropsychiatry Department, Affective Disorders Unit, Federal University of Pernambuco Email author 
  • , Amaury CantilinoAffiliated withPsychiatric of Neuropsychiatry Department, Affective Disorders Unit, Federal University of Pernambuco
  • , Everton Botelho SougeyAffiliated withPsychiatric of Neuropsychiatry Department, Affective Disorders Unit, Federal University of Pernambuco

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Abstract

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common among women. In the postpartum period, the prevalence is between 1% and 6%. The present study investigated PTSD in a sample of 400 Brazilian women between 2 and 26 weeks postpartum using the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview and found a frequency of 5.3%. The factors associated with the occurrence of PTSD were low purchasing power, a history of psychiatric disorders, clinical disease, and the infant having experienced some complication

Keywords

Postpartum Puerperium Stress Post-traumatic stress disorder